Interagency relations (1 - 10 of 21 items)
H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs: Increased Protections Needed for Foreign Workers
GAO-15-154: Published: Mar 6, 2015. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2015.
More than 250,000 foreign workers entered the United States through the H-2A (agricultural) and H-2B (nonagricultural) visa programs in fiscal years 2009 through 2013. U.S. employers use a process that involves multiple federal agencies to petition for and employ temporary foreign workers through these visa programs. The Department of State (State) reported that most workers using these visas were...
Employment and Training Programs: Opportunities Exist for Improving Efficiency
GAO-11-506T: Published: Apr 7, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 2011.
This testimony discusses the findings from our recent work on fragmentation, overlap, and potential duplication in federally funded employment and training programs and our prior work on the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA). We recently issued two reports addressing fragmentation, overlap, and potential duplication in federal programs--one that outlined opportunities to reduce potential dupl...
Inspectors General: Proposals to Strengthen Independence and Accountability
GAO-07-1021T: Published: Jun 20, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2007.
H.R. 928, Improving Government Accountability Act, contains proposals intended to enhance the independence of the inspectors general and to create a Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. This testimony provides information and views about the specific proposals based on GAO's prior work. We believe that effective, ongoing coordination of the federal oversight efforts of GA...
Comptroller General's Forum: High-Performing Organizations: Metrics, Means, and Mechanisms for Achieving High Performance in the 21st Century Public Management Environment
GAO-04-343SP: Published: Feb 13, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2004.
As we face the challenges of the 21st century, the federal government must strive to build high-performing organizations. Nothing less than a fundamental transformation in the people, processes, technology, and environment used by federal agencies to address public goals will be necessary to address public needs. In high-performing organizations, management controls, processes, practices, and syst...
Workforce Investment Act: Exemplary One-Stops Devised Strategies to Strengthen Services, but Challenges Remain for Reauthorization
GAO-03-884T: Published: Jun 18, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2003.
This testimony highlights findings from today's report on strategies that exemplary one-stop centers have implemented to strengthen and integrate services for customers and to build a solid one-stop infrastructure. It also shares findings and recommendations from our past work on challenges that states and localities have experienced as they implement WIA, which may be helpful as WIA is reauthoriz...
Statistical Agencies: Consolidation and Quality Issues
T-GGD-97-78: Published: Apr 9, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the federal statistical system, focusing on: (1) the quality of federal statistics; (2) how the federal statistical system's decentralized structure affects statistical quality; (3) whether consolidating the statistical functions currently housed in the Department of Commerce with those of other federal agencies could provide a more streamlined an...
Status of Agency Use of SSA Death Information
HRD-93-31R: Published: Jul 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) federal and state agencies' use of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) unrestricted state death information; and (2) the estimated savings of sharing SSA restricted state death information. GAO found that: (1) the largest federal agencies have made progress in obtaining and using SSA death information, but some federal agencies and most...
Trade and Economic Data: Many Federal Agencies Collect and Disseminate Information
NSIAD-91-173: Published: May 1, 1991. Publicly Released: May 31, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on foreign economic data available to U.S. businesses and policymakers, focusing on the: (1) federal agencies that collect and disseminate foreign economic and trade data; (2) ways in which executive and legislative agencies use this information; (3) extent of agency coordination in collecting and disseminating these data; and (4) metho...
Federal Agencies Need SSA's Death Information To Avoid Erroneous Payments
T-HRD-91-6: Published: Feb 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1991.
GAO discussed federal agencies' use of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) death information to help in their efforts to remove deceased persons from their benefit rolls. GAO noted that: (1) only three federal agencies obtained and used SSA voluntarily reported death information; (2) no federal agencies received the death information SSA purchased from states, although SSA was negotiating a...
Policy and Procedures Manual for Guidance of Federal Agencies
148815: Feb 1, 1991
GAO published a manual containing: (1) accounting principles, standards, and related requirements for federal agencies' development of accounting systems and internal auditing programs; (2) uniform procedures for use by federal agencies; and (3) regulations that govern the relationship between GAO and other federal agencies, and with individuals and private concerns doing business with the governm...